Investment passport of Chudovsky district

Dear friends!

Welcome to the Chudovo district.

The district location has historically been advantageous for industrial development and attraction of investments.

The district territory runs the “Russia” federal road, Oktyabrskaya railroad, which connects the two capitals, and the largest regional waterway – Volkhov river. The first industries sprung up here at the beginning of the 19th century – two china factories (with one still working today), glass and cement production plants, 6 match factories, famous for their matches even before the 1917 revolution.

From the beginning of the 90s Chudovo successfully hosts international enterprises which produce confectionery, plywood and heat-insulating materials. They are entirely manned with local labor force, giving workplace to over 1100 people.

The Chudovo district nowadays is one of the leading industrial and cultural centers of the Novgorod region. It has a few significant advantages and constantly increases the investment attractiveness by improving the electric and gas infrastructure for the end consumers, with almost no limits in it.

We are ready to house investments in the living building development, industry, agriculture and tourism. There are also great conditions for creating a large logistic terminal. The district’s specialists are ready to provide qualified support and create all the necessary conditions for fast implementation of the investment projects. You can see for yourself once you get here.

Hopefully, our partnership would be mutually beneficial and comfortable. We’ll be glad to meet you in the hospitable land of Chudovo!

Larisa Vitalyevna Payuk
First deputy of Chudovo
District administration head.


Historical reference

The first written mention of the village Chudovo, launched a future city, refers to 1539. At the beginning of the ХVI century the first stages appear in the Chudovsky land.

In the second half of the XIX century in connection with the construction of Nykolaev (October) railway and its branch line to Novgorod, the village Chudovo turned into Union Station and served as a powerful impetus to the development of industry. At this time, industry enterprises appeared on the Chudovsky land: whiteware and match factories and glass and cement plants. Chudovsky matches and Kuznetsovsky chinaware were world-famous before the revolution of 1917.

In 1937, the industrial community Chudovo was transformed into a town of regional subordination.
During the World War II the territory Chudovsky district was the arena of fierce struggle against the fascist aggressors. 89 settlements and 9 large industrial enterprises were destroyed during the occupation period.

Today, the Chudovsky district is one of the most economically developed areas of the region. Leading role in the economy has manufacturing, which is represented by seven large and medium enterprises, among which 3 companies have foreign investments.

Geographical description

The Chudovsky municipal district is located in the north of the Novgorod region. It borders on the Kirishiskiy and Tosnenskiy districts of Leningrad region, Novgorodskiy and Malovishersky districts of Novgorod region.

The area has a well-developed communications infrastructure, which creates favorable conditions for economic development and cooperation.

The federal rail interchange Chudovo is located on the high-speed part of the railway Moscow — St. Petersburg. There are railway lines to Velikiy Novgorod and Volkhovstroy.

The superhighway Moscow — St. Petersburg passes across the district territory.  

Resource potential

Main natural wealth of the district is the forest. Forests cover 64 percent of the district's territory or 158,338 ha.  The total timber reserves is 26,271.6 thousand cubic meters, including 14155.6 thousand cubic meters of ripe and overripe wood and 2005.5 thousand cubic meters. of softwood.

The birch occupies the largest area (63.6 ha), pine covers 23.9 hectares,and  aspen takes up 24.4 ha. Allowable cut is 361.8 thousand cubic meters per year (including thinning).

In general, the area is characterized by relative poverty and low quality in minerals complex. It has kerosene shale (kukersite); carbonate rocks, as raw materials for the agrochemicall industry; sand and gravel; mason's sands; fusible clay as a raw material for the production of tiles and bricks; as well as peat.

In the medium term, 7 corporate bodies have a right of use of subsoil for the extraction of sand, mixture of gravel and sand as well as peat.

The area has quite a lot of open water bodies and watercourses. Therefore, water supplies don’t limit the development of industry, utility service and agriculture. The district takes the Volkhov river, the largest in this area, with 5 tributaries, four from which are major, and 63 small rivers. The wetlands area is rich and varied. Some of them are natural standards.

Some of them are natural standards. There are 25 wetlands areas; the square of each is 100 hectares. Six wetlands have the square of more than 1000 ha. The largest swamp --is Bor with the square of 8188 hectares. Sources of fresh water are lakes. The district has a lot of them, but only two lakes have the square of over 100 hectares. Bottom grounds are mostly sand with silt.

Social description

The situation on the labor market in the district is due to the economy growth.

The recent years have seen positive trends: stable number of employed people, unemplament reducing, the lack of part-time employment in existing facilities, increasing the demand for labor force.

The economically active population at the end of December 2011 consists of 13.2 thousand people (60.5 percent of the total population), including 9.8 thousand people, or 74.2 percent of the economically active population were employed in the district economy.

The share of working age population is 58 percent of the resident population (or 12.8 thousand), the share of the under working population consists 16.8 percent (3.7 thousand), the share of Older population is 25.2 percent (5.6 thousand). The share of working-age population has a tendency to decrease.

The registered unemployment rate at the end of December 2011 amounted to 1.0 percent of the economically active population in the district, which is 0.5 percent below than in 2010.

For several years in the district, the average monthly wage in large and medium-sized enterprises is more than the average regional rate. At the end of  2011 it amounted to 21998.9 rubles, the growth rate to the appropriate level in 2010 was 114.7%. The district covers second or third place in the region by the wage level.

The highest average salary is observed in manufacturing, transport and communications, as well as in financial activities. Low wages persists in trade, culture, education and health services.


The network of preschool institutions (hereinafter - the PSI) on 01.09.2011 was 13 kindergartens in the municipal district. Children visiting preschool institutions are 1387 people.

01.09.2011, the number of educational institutions is 10 schools, which have 2135 students.
Primary vocational education includes OAO institution of the primary vocational education "Professional school № 2".

The system of supplementary education for children is developing In the area. The municipal education system has 2 additional education institutions operating in different directions: sports and recreation, artistic, aesthetic, scientific, technical, environmental and biological, tourism and local history, military and patriotic, and others. 1230 people aged 5 to 18 years are involved in the additional education institutions for children.

Health service

The Chudovsky district has a developed network of inpatient and outpatient health care facilities. The following organizations carry out the medical service for  district population: municipal institution "Chudov's central district hospital" (the Chudov CDH ") for 80 beds of around the clock work and 20 inpatient beds,15 beds of the clinic, the Center of  GP " in the settlement  Krasnofarforny with 5 day hospital beds, 2 Centers of GP in the village Chudovo (8 beds); the State Institution "Chudovsky drug abuse clinic" for 6 beds, a municipal institution "Dentistry" and  9 first-aid stations. In addition, health care is provided by three departmental medical health centers of LLC "UPM - Kymmene Chudovo", LLC "URSA Eurasia" and JSC "Energomash".

In general, the demographic situation is characterized by decreasing of the natural loss of population.

Physical education and sport

Actual provision in institutions of physical culture and sports in Chudovsky district is 36.83 percent of regulatory requirements.

In the Chudovsky district, there are 64 sports facilities, including 2 swimming pools, 24 plane sports objects and 11 gyms.

The total number of sport teams in the district is 47, with significant increasing trend. The industry employs 42 people, accounting for 73.4 per cent of the required number of experts of physical culture and sports.


In the district, there are 28 cultural institutions, including 2 branches of the State Museum, 2 municipal museums, 10 libraries, 13 cultural and recreational facilities, 1 children's art school.

The district has good conditions for the aesthetic education of children. The value of students of 1-9 grades in educational institutions of additional education services of children in the field of culture (School of Arts) is above the average regional indicator.

Museum attendance rates have a growth trend of visitors.

Economic and investment potential

Economic potential

The basis of the municipal district economy is an industrial production. By the volume of industrial production (7,720.3 million rubles) and the level of GDP per capita (206.4 thousand rubles), the municipal district takes one of the leading places in the region.

The leading sectors of industrial production are food production with a share of total shipments 41.8 %, wood processing and the production of wood products — 25.0 %, manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products — 27.3 %, machinery and equipment production — 4.4 %.

Industrial production in large and medium-sized organizations employs 42 percent of the working population.
In the district territory seven large and medium-sized industrial companies operate, including the world-famous foreign production of different types: Ltd. "Dirol Cadbury", LLC "UPM-Kymmene Chudovo", LLC "URSA Eurasia", which are the result of successful investment policy in the region and district.

Agriculture is one of the main directions of economic development of the municipal area. In the agriculture sector, there are 5 collective farms, 90 farms, more than 4,500 private farms and 39 horticultural societies.
On January 1, 2012, the district has the following population of farming animals: Cattle is 1574 heads (84 % to 2010), including 968 heads of cows (85 % to 2010), 634 heads of pigs, (31 % to 2010), 1013 heads of sheep and goats (80 % to 2010), and  3382 heads of birds  (101.5 %  to 2010).

As usual, the main producers are farms, which account for 80% of milk production and 75% of meat. Five collective farms contain 76 percent of cattle, including 82.3 per cent of cows and more than 47.2 percent of pigs.

Gross output in farms of all categories in selling prices amounted to 362 million rubles for 2011, or 115.1 % to 2010. The municipal district produced 4734.0 tons of milk (106.7 %), 590.2 tons of livestock and poultry in live weight (85.5 %), 325.0 thousand eggs (100.3 %), 11,341.0 tons of potatoes (145.6 %), 246 tons of grain (twice as many), 2 328.0 tonnes of vegetables (148.5 %).

Investment potential

Chudovsky municipal district is a rapidly developing area of Novgorod region.

Domestic policies in the area will be aimed at creating conditions for a comfortable living and a high life quality of its population.

The municipal district has a number of sustainable competitive advantages:

  1. Beneficial geographical location: relatively close access to ports, airports and customs in the North-West Federal area of the Russian Federation;
  2. Developed transport network (the superhighway "Russia", the October October railway linking two capitals pass through the area of the district, the largest navigable river Volkhov runs in the region), that from the point of view of logistics can provide the most convenient methods of load transportation;
  3. Diversity of district economy;
  4. The leading role in the district economy and in the formation of the municipal and regional budgets belongs to industry;
  5. High proportion of manufacturing industry;
  6. Developed trade and small business;
  7. Rich and diverse tourist and recreational resources, an unique historical and cultural potential. Relative proximity to major regional, Russian and European tourist markets creates conditions for the development of tourist routes to the famous historical and cultural sites of the area and the region;
  8. Extensive telecommunication system;
  9. High investment attraction and a favorable investment climate in the area;
  10. The desire of the state government and local self-governing bodies  in economic growth of the municipal district;
  11. Low unemployment rate;
  12. A high level of civil society development.

The common problems of the socio-economic development of the municipal area are:

  • Adverse agro-climatic conditions for the agriculture development;
  • scarcity of mineral resources (lack of valuable mineral deposits), low total resource potential;
  • incomplete development of forest resources, weak integration processes in the timber industry;
  • poorly developed peripheral areas, low population density;
  • population out-migration in Moscow and St. Petersburg;
  • high depreciation level of basic production assets in some industrial enterprises;
  • reducing of the population size;
  • the excess of deaths over births.

The investment climate is one of the most important indicators of the overall economic situation and prospects of the Chudovsky municipal area.

To increase investment activity in the Chudovsky municipal area, to ensure the sustainability of positive changes in the investment dynamics in the fixed assets and to reduce the impact of the financial crisis it is necessary improve the stimulation of private capital inflows, as well as new forms of joint (public and private) investment in future projects. it is necessary use the competitive advantages of the municipal district, describing its appeal to ensure the flow of external resources.

The priority areas for investment are agriculture, housing and construction materials production, tourism, the mining and processing of mineral resources.

Since 1990, the district has realized 30 investment projects including 13 projects with foreign investment.
Now 27 investment projects with a total investment of over 30 billion rubles are being realized. The most attractive area for investors is along the highway "Russia".

Here, near the village Zuevo of the Chudovsky district, on the border of Leningrad and Novgorod regions, the pilot project to create a comprehensive industrial and logistics zone is realized.

The industrial and logistics zone will include:

  • cement plant (JSC "Cement");
  • intermodal logistics center at the site "Torphayanoe".


Electric power supply

The Chudovsky district has:

  • one substation "Chudovo" 330/110/35/10 kV;
  • two substations 110/10 kV: "Savior" 110/10 kV and "Energomash" 110/10 kV;
  • one traction substation TPS "Grayada" 110/10 kV;
  • three substations 35/10 kV: "Georgian" 35/10, "Krasny farforist" 35/10 and "Oskuy" 35/10.

Power supply networks of 10 and 0.4 kV are mainly overhead lines with bare wires and a very small part of it is made of cables and self-carrying cables SCC.

Heat supply

18 boilers of the housing and communal services operating with solid, liquid and gaseous fuels provide all community facilities, office buildings, housing and businesses. The capacity of 4 coal boilers is 9.55 Gcal/h, connected heat load is 2.12 Gkal/h. The capacity of gas boilers is 88.35 Gkal/h, connected heat load is 49.22 Gkal/h.

Four boilers that run on natural gas, have reserves of thermal power, including one boiler № 18 in the town Chudovo , the boiler № 7 in the village Uspenskoye, the boiler № 4 in the village Tregubova, the boiler № 9 in the village Gruzino.

The private sector is heated by furnaces and individual dual-circuit gas boilers if homes are connected to the gas supply. The number of individual homes, connected to the gas supply system is growing every year in the district.

Gas supply

The sources of natural gas supply in the area are five automatic gas distribution stations (with output pressure 0.3MPa) in the Chudovskiy district: Zuevo, Krasny farforist, Uspenskoye, Chudovo and Tregubovo. Natural gas is supplied along the medium pressure networks to the gas distribution units of boilers and the gas distribution station. After fracturing, the low-pressure gas is distributed through the street network to consumers.

All industries use gas for technological needs and their boilers.

Water supply

The main source of drinking water in the area is surface water, which accounts for about 78.2 % of water consumption, as well as underground water (about 21.8 %).

Surface water sources refer to 2 and 3 classes (GOST 2761-84 "Sources of centralized drinking water supply"). Water from surface water before serving a population requires a full range of cleaning (coagulation, sedimentation, filtration, disinfection). Water from the underground sources generally requires only prophylactic disinfection.

According to information of the Unitary Enterprise "Novzhilkommunservis" deterioration of water supply systems is 89.9 % (except s. Krasnofarforny  where depreciation is 29 %), the proportion of emergency and old municipal water networks need to be replaced, is 38.4 percent.


Capacity of existing purification plants (PP) is generally sufficient and corresponds to runoff volume.

Waste utilization

The Chudovsky district is industrial and economic center of the Novgorod region with a population of more than 22 thousand people, it has large number of institutions, shops, catering, industrial and other facilities where waste is generated. Annually more than 35.0 thousand cubic meters of solid waste collected and transported to the existing landfill in the v. Tushino (Isakov's khutor) for their disposal.  At present, the given landfill is the only authorized entity. It exists more than 15 years.

Since 2007, we have been building the landfill for solid waste in the village Torfayanoe. The design capacity of the landfill under construction is 383.7 thousand m³; the landfill design life is 25 years.

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